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How Marijuana Is Transforming the Event Industry

Posted on Thu, Jun 06, 2019

Four states legalized recreational use of marijuana in November—California, Massachusetts, Maine, and Nevada—bringing the total number to eight plus Washington, D.C. and the number is growing!!   As these laws go into effect, and attitudes toward the drug begin to soften, expect to see everything from cannabis-infused food and beverages to rolled marijuana cigarettes at events such as festivals, weddings,  trade show events, and more. Read More

Topics: trade show attendees, marketing effectively at trade shows, trade show exhibit design tips, trade show motivation, motivating at trade show events, trade show fun

The Customer Is Always Right (Until They're Wrong)

Posted on Thu, May 24, 2018

Oh, baby. You’re in a sales demo, the company CEO just cycled in (17 minutes late), apologizes for being “slammed,” and immediately jumps into aggressive questioning. This is the biggest deal in your pipeline, you’ve been forecasting it for nine months, and, suddenly, it’s being threatened.  Maybe this CEO asks why your widget factory doesn’t have an API, or why you don’t offer to send someone to install your SaaS on their internal server (think about it). These are extreme examples, but most salespeople have faced something similar when trying to hit quota.

So, how do you respond when a customer makes a point, raises a concern, or critiques your product/service in a way that’s fundamentally inaccurate? I’ve got a few ideas.

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Topics: trade show selling tips, tips on how to sell at trade shows, trade show attendees, 2019 trade show planning, marketing effectively at trade shows, motivating at trade show events

Attendee Promotion is Everyone's Job

Posted on Tue, Nov 28, 2017

When I was a beginning exhibitor, I’ll never forget how I learned the importance of attendee promotions at one particular show.  It was a local event which was open to the public, but took place over Mother’s Day weekend so it faced a lot of competing events around the city. On top of that, it was a new show, so hadn’t yet built a loyal following who looked forward to coming year after year.  So while exhibitors had been promised a crowd of several thousand, it turned out to be more like a few hundred over the course of the multi-day event. My neighboring exhibitors were all grumbling about how pathetic the turnout was, yet traffic in my booth was somewhat steady.

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Topics: Trade show booth designs, Trade Show Marketing, exhibit marketing,, drawing prospects into a booth, trade show attendees, attracting an audience

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